Visited Locations (1)
Months of Travel: 10 days to 2 weeks
Year Initiated: 1994
Total Yearly Outreach Participants: about 30 people
Matriculants per class: 140
Medical School Involvement:
Other participating professional schools:
School of Public Health (occas.), undergraduates sometimes, students from PA programs here in Buffalo also often come. OT and PT students have also participated.
Faculty and staffing:
Volunteer physicians from Family Med., Infectious Diseases, and doctors in private practice.
E-mail Dr. Leroy (Lee) McCune. firstname.lastname@example.org
2- page Application form.
We incorporate research on water microbiology and environmental microbiology into our project, and distribute water filters in poor neighborhoods where the water supply is intermittent.
none; participants must come up with the funds to participate; participation costs are mostly tax deductible, however.
Faculty time allotted:
UB does not allow its faculty any time off for this. We must use our own vacation time to participate.
This is not an official trip sponsored by the University at Buffalo; UB is too afraid of legal liability and does not sponsor any medical missions trips at all to my knowledge. This is a faith-based trip, and many of our colleagues in Honduras are evangelical Christians, but participants are not required to belong to a particular church to come. However, out of respect to our hosts, participants must not smoke or consume alcohol while in the dormitories or Hope Center where we stay.
NGO/In Country Partners
Tabernáculo de Sion Church
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Microbiology Dept.
Storehouse Mission Support